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Cloud Identity Patterns and Strategies

By : Giuseppe Di Federico, Fabrizio Barcaroli
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Book Image

Cloud Identity Patterns and Strategies

5 (1)
By: Giuseppe Di Federico, Fabrizio Barcaroli

Overview of this book

Identity is paramount for every architecture design, making it crucial for enterprise and solutions architects to understand the benefits and pitfalls of implementing identity patterns. However, information on cloud identity patterns is generally scattered across different sources and rarely approached from an architect’s perspective, and this is what Cloud Identity Patterns and Strategies aims to solve, empowering solutions architects to take an active part in implementing identity solutions. Throughout this book, you’ll cover various theoretical topics along with practical examples that follow the implementation of a standard de facto identity provider (IdP) in an enterprise, such as Azure Active Directory. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll explore the different factors that contribute to an enterprise's current status quo around identities and harness modern authentication approaches to meet specific requirements of an enterprise. You’ll also be able to make sense of how modern application designs are impacted by the company’s choices and move on to recognize how a healthy organization tackles identity and critical tasks that the development teams pivot on. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to breeze through creating portable, robust, and reliable applications that can interact with each other.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: Impact of Digital Transformation
Part 2: OAuth Implementation and Patterns
Part 3: Real-World Scenarios

The future of identity

Cloud, hybrid, and federated identities have been around for years and still many enterprises are struggling to fully harness their full potential. We hope that after reading this book, you will be one of those people that successfully survived the design and implementation stage of a good identity strategy in their organization.

However, technology is never static; it’s an ongoing stream of change that constantly veers toward the next breakthrough that will radically change our lives, so you may wonder what the next big thing for identity is.

First, let’s understand the factors that contribute to the need to have a different way of managing identities and the credentials associated with them. We already know that credentials are part of our daily lives. We are not just referring to digital credentials but to credentials as a broader concept, such as the government ID that your state has issued to you or the degree you received from your university...